Words by Difford's Guide
Our monthly listing of events, seminars and tastings which we consider of interest to discerning drinkers. Those events which are drinks industry specific or have days/periods that are industry specific are marked accordingly. Enjoy!
UK - The Champagne Show
What: The Whisky Exchange will host this year's Champagne Show at the OXO2 in London where guests can sample over 100 champagnes from a number of the world's renowned producers, including Taittinger, Henri Giraud and Veuve Clicquot. There will also be champagne cocktails offer, and guests can learn from the experts, watch stage demonstrations and discover a number of delicious food pairings. You can buy your tickets here.
When: 1 November 2019
Where: OXO2, London, UK
More info: ChampagneShow.com
USA - Day of the Dead
What: The traditional parade through Mexico City attracts visitors from across the globe to celebrate. However, throughout Mexico, many celebrate in different ways. Some host parties in graveyards whilst others have intimate at home gatherings to commemorate their deceased loved ones, or, similar to the James Bond movie Spectre, many join large parades, celebrating by dancing and drinking.
When: 1/2 November 2019
Where: Participating bars and restaurants internationally
More info: Day of the Dead.
UK - The Nottingham Whisky Festival
What: Nottingham Whisky Festival invites whisky enthusiasts and experts alike to sample great home-grown whiskies from Scotland as well as meet distillers from around the world including from India, Taiwan, Japan and USA. Plus, experience 'under the counter' drams and signup for masterclasses. Buy your tickets at the website below.
When: 2 November 2019
Where: Nottingham, UK
More info: TheWhiskyLounge.com
UK - Hot Scotch & Lemon Day
What: You can celebrate this day by making your very own - see our recipe below.
When: 6 November 2019
Where: Across the UK
More info: Hot Scotch & Lemon recipe
Hong Kong - International Wine & Spirits Fair
What: In its 12th year, this three-day fair provides producers an opportunity to expand their reach in Asia. Running alongside the show, visitors will find a schedule of seminars hosted by leading experts in the industry.
When: 7 - 9 November 2019
Where: Hong Kong
More info: HKTDC.com
China - ProWine
What: Returning for its 6th edition in Shanghai, this year the show expects almost 20,000 visitors and 750 exhibitors. Visitors can attend masterclasses and seminars over the three-day event which are hosted by leading wine experts.
When: 12 - 14 November 2019
Where: Shanghai, China
More info: ProWineChina.com/en/
UK - The Liverpool Whisky Festival
What: Liverpool Whisky Festival invites whisky enthusiasts and experts alike to sample great home-grown whiskies from Scotland as well as meet distillers from around the world including from India, Taiwan, Japan and USA. Plus, experience 'under the counter' drams and signup for masterclasses. Buy your tickets at the website below.
When: 16 November 2019
Where: Liverpool, UK
More info: TheWhiskyLounge.com
International Poitín Day
What: A day in which to celebrate the Irish clear spirit.
When: 18 November 2019
More info: A Poitín based cocktail
UK - Jigger Beaker Glass tour
What: The Jigger Beaker Glass tour returns with a fresh line-up of events, speakers and themes! Next stop is Glasgow with Creativity. Explore how you can harness your own and kickstart your imagination. Find out more about the sessions here.
When: 19 November 2019
Where: Glasgow, UK
More info: Save your place here.
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